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Live like a New Yorker and stay in a Manhattan Brownstone!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, half a block away from express trains, close to parks, non-smoking

This 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment is perfect for the traveler who wants to experience all that New York City has to offer while staying in a quiet historic neighborhood. This treelined quintessential New York block is also half a block from the A and D Trains which take you to Times Square in 15 minutes.

Outfitted perfectly for any renter, this apartment is very comfortable and includes a washer/dryer. It is perfect for families and has a booster seat, pack n play and toys are available upon request. It is an open layout with a comfy couch, flat screen TV and a large dining table. 1 bedroom has a queen sized bed and the other a full sized and twin sized bunk beds. Fully stocked, the kitchen has all the amenities one would need to cook a 4 course meal, but why would you cook when you could eat out and have any ethnic cuisine steps away from your apartment!

Currently new legislation outlaws short term rentals in multi-family units (buildings categorized as 3-family or greater by the DOB. This house is a DOB certified 2 family house which makes it legal to rent short term according to the new legislation.

The House: This beautiful apartment is on the ground floor of a five floor brownstone row-house in the Sugar Hill/Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. The house was built in 1898 in Renaissance Revival style as a single family house for a family with lots of servants. During those years, this garden apartment was the kitchen and informal dining room.

During the 1920s the house was a speak easy and later a bed and breakfast. We purchased the house 3 years ago and renovated the house but preserved as much original detail as possible. In the first year, we lived in the garden apartment with our two kids while we renovated the rest of the house. Hence, its family friendly layout, bunk beds and access to family needs such as a changing pad and pack n play.

The Neighborhood: Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights are a lovely neighborhood of elegant row-houses in an area that once served as the country retreat for the city's wealthy, at a time when the city included just southern Manhattan. Alexander Hamilton. a prominent statesman in the 1780s, built his country home, The Grange, on his estate just south of where 145th Street is now. Today The Grange is part of the National Parks system and can be visited at the north end of St. Nicholas Park.

When the train lines were extended north to this area in the 1880s the land was developed into elegant townhouses.

During the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s, African Americans made their mark on NYC as they had never been permitted to do so before. The north end of Hamilton Heights was known as Sugar Hill, for the sweet life available to those who could afford it.

The neighborhood is full of magnificent architecture in a variety of turn-of-the-century styles on quiet tree-lined streets dotted with lovely community gardens.

Directions from Newark Airport: https://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-public-transportation.html

Directions from JFK:

http://web.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm

Take the A train all the way to the 145th Subway Stop

More Details

Owner
Kate
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Kate

The owners Mark and Kate grew up in the same town but never met until one fateful Thanksgiving on a flight home, and the rest was history. Both Mark and Kate live in the upper level of the home and rent out their garden level apartment. They like to rent to visitors and share their favorite things to do in the city.

Kate purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Kate chose Sugar Hill

This is a beautiful historic home on a street that hasn't changed since 1899. This tree-lined, well lit street is known for its friendly long-term residents who take care of the block. The home is historic and recently renovated for modern amenities. The owners plan on living here until they are old and grey!

What makes this apartment unique

The A,D, B and C trains at the end of the block and the 1 train three blocks away, is one of the best features of this location. You can get anywhere in the city very quickly.

Amenities

Sugar Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen sized bed in master. Full sized bottom bunk and twin on top in the second bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

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5

Convenient, comfortable, cozy

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoued our stay! Comdortavle beds. Location so convenient to transportation. Friwndlu neighbors.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Great place to stay when visiting New York City!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, responsive hosts, comfortable beds, clean apartment with everything you need!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nice functional apartment, nice owner

  • 4 of 5

It was a very nice property, nice quiet location -not luxurious but very practical and functional Very nice owner giving give advice prior to our arrival.

I would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location, amenities, and people

  • 5 of 5

Very late review as we stayed in April of 2016. We had a great time here. It is about 1 block from the subway in a very safe neighborhood. It made it really easy to get ourselves into the city quickly and cheaply and then settle down each night in a comfortable and quit home. Owner was very responsive and kind, it was easy to access, and very clean with all needed amenities. Recommend for all.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location. Felt very safe Lots of extras included

  • 5 of 5

Location is close to many things via the subway which is right around the corner. Lots of amazing restaurants very close. The property is super clean and loaded with extras - shampoo, detergent, brand new Bosch dishwasher, beautiful washer and dryer. Kate was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Close enough to visit downtown, without the hustle.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was a short distance on the subway from the Hustle and Bustle of Manhatten but in the lovely well equiped community of Sugar Hill. I felt very safe with my family. The apartment was well equiped, comfortable and warm and easily catered for 4 adults. Kate responded quickly and I thoroughly recommend anyone staying with her.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Hamilton Heights, also known as Sugar Hill, is a historical neighborhood known for its rows of brownstones and culture. Tours run frequently through this neighborhood, sharing its unique architecture, the history of many famous musicians, poets, artists and activists who have lived here.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund